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Yourself Or Someone Like You

# Title Duration
1 Real World
I wonder what it's like to be the rainmaker 
I wonder what it's like to know that I make the rain 
I'd store it in boxes with little yellow tags on everyone 
And you can come see them when I'm...done, when I'm 
Done 
I wonder what it's like to be a super hero 
I wonder where I'd go if I could fly around downtown 
From some other planet, I get this funky high on yellow 
Sun 
Boy I bet my friends will all be...stunned, they're stunned 

[chorus]
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here 
If I were someone else, would this all fall apart 
Strange, where were you, when we started this gig, 
I wish the real world, would just stop hassling me 

I wonder what it's like to be the head honcho 
I wonder what I'd do if they all did just what I said 
I'd shout out an order, I think we're out of this man get 
me some 
Boy don't make me wanna change my...tone, my tone 

[chorus]

Please don't change, please don't break 
The only thing that seems to work at all is you 
Please don't change, at all from me 
To you, and you to me 

[chorus]
03:50
2 Long Day
It's sitting by the overcoat, 
The second shelf, the note she wrote 
That I can't bring myself to throw away 
And also 
Reach she said for no one else but you, 
Cause you won't turn away 
When someone else is gone 

I'm sorry 'bout the attitude 
I need to give when I'm with you 
But no one else would take this shit from me 
And I'm so 
Terrified of no one else but me 
I'm here all the time 
I won't go away 
It's me, yeah I can't get myself to go away 
It's me, and I can't get myself to go away 
Oh God I shouldn't feel this way 

[chorus]

Reach down your hand in your pocket 
Pull out some hope for me 
It's been a long day, always ain't that right 
And no Lord your hand won't stop it 
Just keep you trembling 
It's been a long day, always ain't that right 

Well I'm surprised that you'd believe 
In any thing that comes from me 
I didn't hear from you or from someone else 
And you're so 
Set in life man, a pisser they're waiting 
Too damn bad you get so far so fast 
So what, so long 

(chorus) 

It's me, yeah and I can't get myself to go away 
It's me, yeah and I can't get myself to go away 
Oh God I shouldn't feel this way 

[chorus]
03:45
3 3 A.M.
She said, "It's cold outside"
And she hands me a raincoat
She's always worried about things like that

She said, "It's all gonna end
And it might as well be my fault"
And she only sleeps when it's raining
And she screams, and her voice is straining

And she says, "Baby, it's 3 a.m., I must be lonely"
And she says, "Baby, well, I can't help
But be scared of it all sometimes
And the rain's gonna wash away what I believe in"

She's got a little bit of something
God, it's better than nothing
And in the colour of portrait world
She thinks that she's got it all

And she swears that the moon
Don't hang quiet as high as it used to
And she only sleeps when it's raining
And she screams, and her voice is straining

And she says, "Baby, it's 3 a.m., I must be lonely"
Well, Heaven she says, "Baby, well, I can't help
But be scared of it all sometimes
And the rain's gonna wash away what I believe in"

She believes that life isn't made up
Of all that she used to
And the clock on the wall
Has been stuck at 3 for days and days

She thinks that happiness
Is a mat that sits on her doorway
But outside it's stopped raining

And she says, "Baby, it's 3 a.m., I must be lonely"
Well, Heaven she says, "Baby, well, I can't help
But be scared of it all sometimes
And the rain's gonna wash away what I believe in"

Well, it's 3 a.m., I must be lonely
And Heaven she says, "Baby, well, I can't help
But be scared of it all sometimes"
03:46
4 Push
She said I don't know if I've ever been good enough 
I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in 
And I don't know if I've ever been really loved 
By a hand that's touched me, well I feel like something's 
Gonna give 
And I'm a little bit angry, well 

This ain't over, no not here, not while I still need you 
Around 
You don't owe me, we might change 
Yeah we just might feel good 

[chorus]

I wanna push you around, I will, I will 
I wanna push you down, I will, I will 
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted 
I will 

She said I don't know why you ever would lie to me 
Like I'm a little untrusting when I think that the truth is 
Gonna hurt ya 
And I don't know why you couldn't just stay with me 
You couldn't stand to be near me 
When my face don't seem to want to shine 
Cuz it's a little bit dirty well 

Don't just stand there, say nice things to me 
I've been cheated I've been wronged, and you 
You don't know me, I can't change 
I won't do anything at all 

[chorus]

Oh but don't bowl me over 
Just wait a minute well it kinda fell apart, things get so 
Crazy, crazy 
Don't rush this baby, don't rush this baby 

[chorus]
03:59
5 Girl Like That
You think this life would make me bolder 
But I'm running scared is all 
I hang on everything about you 
You think I'd settle down cuz I'm older 
But I roll with the changes is all 
I'm same old trailer trash in new shoes 

She gets sad when there's nothing going on 
She says it makes her feel damn worthless 

(chorus 1) 

Well you got to think with a girl like that 
Any love at all, is better than nothing 
It's better than nothing 

I put my hands around your shoulder 
You're saying you're scared is all 
I think I know too much about you 
You think this life would make me colder 
I'd give in to the alcohol 
I put my loving arms around you, child 

You knew damn well there was nothing going on 
Is that what makes you feel damn worthless 

(chorus 2) 

Well you got to think with a girl like that 
Any love is better than nothing 
It's better than nothing 
You got to think, with a girl like that 
Any love at all, is better than nothing 
It's better than nothing 
Yeah she drags you down and she pulls you up 
She pulls you up 
Says that she's sorry now but it's not enough 
To pull you up 
She's sorry 

I wake up quick just like I want to 
Yeah but I stay out much too late 
You think this life can get a bit unkind but she stays 
Down till the worth is gone 
And pulls you up, she pulls you up, 
She pulls you up and over, over 

[chorus 2]

[chorus 1]
03:45
6 Back 2 Good
It's nothing, it's so normal you 
Just stand there I could say so much 
But I don't go there cuz I don't want to 
I was thinking if you were lonely 
Maybe we could leave here and no one would know 
At least not to the point that we would think so 

Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking about 
Somebody else 
It's best if we all keep it under our heads 
I couldn't tell, if anyone here was feeling the way I do 
But I'm lonely now, and I don't know how 
To get it back to good 

This don't mean that, you own me 
This ain't no good, in fact it's phony as hell 
But things worked out just like you wanted too 
If you see me out you don't know me 
Try to turn your head, try to give me some room 
To figure out just what I'm going to do 

And everyone here, hates everyone here for doing just like 
They do 
It's best if we all keep this quiet instead 
And I couldn't tell, why everyone here was doing me like 
They do 
But I'm sorry now, and I don't know how 
To get it back to good 

Everyone here, is wondering what it's like to be with 
Somebody else 
Everyone here's to blame, everyone here 
Gets caught up in the pleasure of the pain, everyone hides 
Shades of shame, but looking inside we're the same, we're 
The same 
And we're all grown now, but we don't know how 
To get it back to good 

Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking 'bout 
Somebody else 
It's best if we all keep this under our heads 
I couldn't tell, if anyone here was feeling the way I do 
But it's over now, and I don't know how, it's over now 
There's no getting back to good
05:40
7 Damn
This old world well 
Don't it make you wanna think damn 
This cold girl well 
Don't she wanna make you scream, damn 

What's the matter girl 
Don't you think I'm good enough 
This old heart's had a whole lot a breakin' down 
She's got all these reasons in her head 

[chorus 1]
All that time she knew if I lied 
You can bet she will 
She's taking her time 'til I thought I would die 
And I can't sit still 

Things got turned 'round 
Don't know where I started from, damn 
Can't eat, can't sleep 
Could have been a bigger man, damn 
What's the matter girl don't you think I'm bright enough 
This old man had a hard time getting here 
You can leave your number at the door 

[chorus 1]

And there's nothing at all 
Yeah there's nothing at all 
Well there's nothing at all 
To make her change her mind 

This old house been quiet since 
You went away, damn 
Mixed up fixed out 
Don't forget who got you here, damn 

What's the matter world 
Don't you see I opened up 
This whole part been played by another man 
I pulled out the reason card instead 

[chorus 1]

[chorus 2]

Says she can find 
The things that make up a life 
I bet she will 
She stays behind, I could stay here all night 
I could stay here until 

Until there's nothing at all 
Yeah there's nothing at all 
Well there's nothing at all 
To make her change her mind
03:20
8 Argue
She don't, but she will 
He says anything to keep her by him 
She takes, what she gets, and she never did flinch 
over, and over, well anyone 
With any mind would think that's all she gets 

[chorus]

If you want you can get to know me well 
We get along so we shouldn't argue 
And I don't know, said I don't know 
All these feelings cloud up my reasoning 
Cloud up my reasoning 

I know, but I still 
Believe in ignorance as my best defense 
So go on, wreck me 
Funny how I carry on, and not be taken over 
Will not roll over on anyone, 
cuz anyone would stand up on my side 

[chorus]

You know it's funny how sometimes, 
It don't work out like you want to 
No you never get nothing at all 
Then she tells you that it's nothing at all 
Then she tells you that it's over, boy don't you hate it 
When it's over 
I guess something just got lost, and it deeply saddens me 
So over, and over anyone, who's anyone 

[chorus]
02:58
9 Kody
Kody sat down on the avenue 
He tapped his feet, to the humming of the highway 
He watched the light shine down on the broken glass and thought 
I don't got no reasons, yet 
There it is and there it was 
It was clear to all of us 
We kept this hat of broken dreams 
And we pulled them out, when we needed them around 

[chorus]

So please hand me the bottle, I think I'm lonely now 
And please give me direction, I think the hurt set in 
And I don't feel nothing 

There's a squeak hinge down on the back gate 
It lets us know if he comes around 
I don't sleep that good anyway 
If you've never heard the silence, it's a God awful sound 

[chorus]

I don't feel nothing, no I don't feel nothing 
There's nothing to feel good about here 

Don't much get down to the avenue 
I could drive, but it takes so much to get there 
Don't get off on all the broken glass, the cadillac scene, 
Well 
I've seen a lot of good things die and I'm 
In an over emotional way 

[chorus]
04:03
10 Busted
Well, I forget when the words were only words
She knows the party makes me nervous
In this stage we can't get hurt
Don't try to understand me

We're too cool to be alone
But, not too crazy to get busted

Well, I found out one life just ain't enough
I need another soul to feed on
I'm the flame, I can't get burnt
I'm wholly understated

An' I found silence in this space
An on and off again attraction
And I need such amazing grace
Heaven sweep me away, away

Love don't change, don't come around here
Don't wear my heart on your sleeve
Like a high school letter

Don't strain, 'cause nothing ever comes from it
And the people we've become, well
They've never been the people who we are

Well, I strap on one horse and prayed for luck
I dug another hole to bleed
I know exactly how this works
I need a new feel dirty

I don't need you crowding up my space
Well, I just want to get inside you, inside
You can't believe the heart you save
Giving something away, away

Love don't change, don't come around here
Don't wear my heart on your sleeve
Like a high school letter

Don't strain, 'cause nothing ever comes from it
And the people we've become, well
They've never been the people who we are

Don't change, don't come around here
Don't mistake this for something more
For something better

Don't strain, 'cause nothing ever comes from it
And the people we've become, well
They've never been the people who we are
Who we are, yeah

Well, I dreamed that the world was crumbling down
We sat on my back porch and watched it
Well, I dreamed that the buildings all fell down
We sat on my back porch and watched it

Yeah, well, I dreamed that the world was crumbling down
We sat on my back porch and watched it
In my head I heard the sound
Like fifteen strangers dancing

But oh, how I want you to know me
Oh, how I want you to know me
Oh, how I wish I was somebody else, baby
Oh, how I wish you could own, own me

Love don't change, don't come around here
Don't wear my heart on your sleeve
Like a high school letter

Don't strain, 'cause nothing ever comes from it
And the people we've become, well
They've never been the people who we are

Don't change, don't come around here
Don't wear my heart on your sleeve
Like a high school letter

Don't strain, 'cause nothing ever comes from it
And the people we've become, well
They've never been the people who we are
Who we are, who we are
04:15
11 Shame
What we learned here is love tastes bitter when it's gone 
Past yourself forget the light, things look dirty when it's on 
Funny how it comes to pass, that all the good slips away 
And there's no one around you can remember being good to 
You 

[chorus 1]
Shame, shouldn't try you, couldn't step by you 
And open up more 
Shame, shame, shame 

What we lost here is something better left alone 
Second steps have been forgotten, will you tell me how 
They go 
Set yourself, situate, like a fool try again 
There's no one around you can remember being good, for you 
So 

[chorus 2]
Shame, shouldn't try you, couldn't step by you 
And open up more 
Shame, shame, shame 
Shame, shouldn't try you, couldn't step by you 
And open up more 
Shame, shame, shame 

We never thought we'd get so troubled 
We could never think that much 
It should never get this bad 

So let the wind blow ya, across a big floor 
But there's no one around who can tell us what we're here 
For 
Funny in a certain light, how we all look the same 
And there's no one in life you can remember ever stood 
For you, so
03:35
12 Hang
She grabs her magazines 
She packs her things and she goes 
She leaves the pictures hanging on the wall, she burns all 
Her notes and she knows, she's been here too few years 
To feel this old 

He smokes his cigarette, he stays outside 'till it's gone 
If anybody ever had a heart, he wouldn't be alone 
He knows, she's been here too few years, to be gone 

And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday 
But if there's nothing there to make things change 
If it's the same for you I'll just hang 

The trouble understand, is she got reasons he don't 
Funny how he couldn't see at all, 'til she grabbed up her coat 
And she goes, she's been here too few years to take it all in stride 
But still it's much too long, to let hurt go (you let her go) 
And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday 
But if there's nothing there to make things change 
If it's the same for you I'll just hang 
The same for you 
I'll always hang 
Well I always say, it would be good to go away 
But if things don't work out like we think 
And there's nothing there to ease this ache 
But if there's nothing there to make things change 
If it's the same for you, I'll just hang
03:47
Yourself Or Someone Like You - Cover Art

The band released their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, in 1996. The album soon spawned several Top 40 singles throughout 1997 and 1998, including "Push", "3 A.M.", "Real World", and "Back 2 Good". "Push" and "3 A.M." The album eventually sold more than 12 million copies in the U.S. alone, achieving a diamond certification.

Release Date: Oct 1, 1996 Record Label: Emblem/Atlantic